“You have tarnished our country’s image more than enough, it’s better you stop” – Judith Nabakooba (01.03.2021).
Some people want to blind and deaf. One person like that is the current Minister for ICT and National Guidance Judith Nabakooba. She rather that nobody talks. No one says a thing and moves on in life. Everyone just accepts that their loved ones are disappearing, that their loved ones are abducted and held incommunicado. I am sure if it happened to a relative of hers. She wouldn’t post about on social media or ask for help. No, she would remain silent and not say a word.
The honourable minister should reconsider her stance. It is not the opposition that is the issue. It is the state and all of its security organizations, which needs to be held accountable and take responsibility for their actions. It isn’t National Unity Platform (NUP) fault that their members, activists, candidates and associates are taken without warrants, charges or arrested through ordinary procedures.
So when she says stuff like this, she must really not care about the citizens in legal jeopardy:
“They spend most of their time posting fake news about the country. They post photos of dead bodies, violence and so forth and this scares away our tourists” (…) “I see most of them deceiving Ugandans with very fake propaganda. They have spent a lot of time discussing US warships as if this brings food on the table of the people who voted for them” (…) “It’s time for the youths to move on and start working for themselves instead of feeding on lies from politicians” – Nabakooba (01.03.2021).
I expect Nabakooba to be silent as the grave if any of her in-laws, any of her family or friends are taken without any due process. That she will not say a word or cause any alarm. She will just await their destiny and their fate in the hands of authorities and the law, which wasn’t served properly or just to the ones abducted, kidnapped and detained without charges. These folks was taken because of their political affiliation. They were tortured, brutally arrested and some even killed.
That is the sort of thing Judith don’t want to hear or see. It damage the image that people talks about it. The Pearl of Blood is being revised for 2021. The Panda Gari’s of our Generation and the “Drones” are in the city. We are just supposed to not tarnish the name of the Republic and let bygones be bygones.
I wonder how that go when the government cry havoc over losing Facebook profiles and pages, but the opposition isn’t supposed to talk about arrests, tortured and extra judicial killings. It isn’t the opposition that abducts, tortures or kills. No, it is the vicious state and its officers who has taken the law into their hands and doing the bidding of the chain-of-command. They are the ones responsible and need to change their ways. It isn’t NUP, FDC or anyone else’s fault. No, it is the ones ordering the drones and the “safe-houses”. They are the ones tarnishing the image of the state.
Its the ones accepting this practices, this acts of deviousness and sinister approach to governing. It isn’t the fault of the opposition for crying and suffering. Hell to the NO. Nabakooba better be like a made-man in the mafia when someone scorns her loved ones. If she is so afraid of the image. She better remain silent when “the shit hits the fan”.
That is if she really means things. I hope it is a political stunt, but its really infuriating blaming the victims and their leaders for speaking out. Peace.